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The Peel with Attached Cartshed, Thropton

Description: The Peel with Attached Cartshed

Grade: II
Date Listed: 21 October 1953
English Heritage Building ID: 236666

OS Grid Reference: NU0271102314
OS Grid Coordinates: 402711, 602314
Latitude/Longitude: 55.3149, -1.9588

Location: B6341, Thropton, Northumberland NE65 7NA

Locality: Thropton
County: Northumberland
Country: England
Postcode: NE65 7NA

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Listing Text

NU 00 SW
(South side)
16/320 The Peel, with
attached cartshed
21.10.53 (Formerly listed
as Thropton Bastle)

Bastle house, C15 or early Cl7, altered 1863. Large irregular rubble with cut
dressings and heavy roughly-shaped quoins; cartshed rubble with tooled
dressings. Welsh slate roof with C20 white brick stacks. Rectangular plan:
12.2 x 7.1 metres externally, with walls 1.50 metres thick. South elevation
3 storeys, 2 irregular bays: ground-floor windows of 1863 with rough-faced
lintels and sills. Blocked slit between and traces of blocked opening on far
left. lst-floor windows in C18 tooled block surrounds; 3 small 2nd floor
windows, the central with old chamfered surround and bar holes; all windows
now C20 4-pane casements. Coped gables with stepped end stacks. West end
shows traces of blocked lst-floor window under relieving arch, and chamfered
2nd-floor loop. East end (now internal wall) shows central blocked byre
entrance with rounded arrises to jambs and lintel and relieving arch above;
1st floor doorway above and to right has similar jambs and later head. North
elevation shows original chamfered loop with bar holes in centre and small
window, probably modification of an original loop, on right. To right is
attached cartshed with hipped roof; boarded door and double doors on right

Interior: Ground floor has tall round-arched barrel vault, with original
ladder hole near south-east corner and central cut-away section for C19 stair.

A well-preserved bastle house, carefully restored in recent years. Formerly
known as West Farmhouse.

Late C20 extension to east is not of special interest.

Listing NGR: NU0271102314

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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